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  • The star spangled banner

    manuscript | 1 p. | Item contains an autographed manuscript of "The star spangled banner" in a red leather case. Also included are a portrait of Francis Scott Key, a copy of "The Star Spangled Banner (Second session)", an advertisement for the song, a hand-written manuscript, and an article. (Content). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Key, Francis Scott
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1840

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  • Join the army

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 22 cm | lyrics by Irving A. Silberman. (Statement Of Responsibility). Lyrics only. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Silberman Music Co. - Silberman, Irving A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1917

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  • Adams and liberty

    "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.

    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1798

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  • God bless America

    manuscript | 4 p. | Irving Berlin's handwritten lyrics to "God Bless America." "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Assigned the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving
    • Original Format: Books
  • [ Facsimile of Keim manuscript]

    manuscript | 1 manuscript photostat, mounted on cardboard | This copy of the Star spangled banner was written by Key in 1842 for his friend Gen. George Keim of Reading, PA. (Content). Inscription at bottom: "to Gen. Keim." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division. Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Key, F. S.
    • Original Format: Books
  • The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion: Containing a choice collection of tunes, hymns, psalms, odes, and anthems selected from the most eminent authors in the United States: Together with nearly one hundred ...

    Hymnal. print | b. xxxi; 304 pp. cm. | which have never before been published; suited to most of the metres contained in Watt's hymns and psalms, Mercer's Cluster, Dossey's Choice, Dover Selection, Methodist hymn book, and Baptist Harmony; and well adapted to Christian churches of every denomination, singing schools, and private societies: Also, an easy introduction to the grounds of music, the rudiments ...

    • Contributor: W. Miller - Walker, William
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1847

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  • [ Facsimile of first newspaper printing of The star spangled banner]

    1 photostat of newspaper article | Published in the" Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division.

    • Contributor: Munroe & French - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Books
  • War time heart songs

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 21 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel, Laura C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1919

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  • The Kaiser

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 13 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Sahlin, George Adolph
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1917

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  • Where we stand

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 21 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Sahlin, George Adolph
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1917

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